Dean of the McQueary College of Health and Human Services

Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Missouri State University in their search for an accomplished leader to serve as the next Dean of the McQueary College of Health and Human Services.

The University seeks a visionary, dynamic and energetic leader who will guide the College to meet expanding and changing health-care education needs. As chief administrative officer of the College, the Dean will provide professional, intellectual and administrative leadership while helping to pursue pathways consistent with the Public Affairs mission of the university. The Dean is expected to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students by promoting excellence in teaching and scholarship; encouraging faculty development; facilitating student recruitment and retention; supporting a commitment to diversity; building partnerships with external constituents and public organizations; engaging in fundraising and alumni relations; and demonstrating sound fiscal management.

Candidates must have the following:

1) A terminal degree in a discipline within the college or related field

2) Credentials consistent with an appointment at the rank of full professor

3) Evidence of significant academic administrative accomplishments, including but not limited to fiscal oversight, personnel management, program accreditation, and strategic planning

4) Evidence of successful leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, and Interdisciplinary collaboration

5) A demonstrated commitment to diversity

6) Experience in fundraising, alumni relations, and development activities

The McQueary College of Health and Human Services is one of seven academic colleges at Missouri State University. There are over 4,700 majors in twelve departments:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Kinesiology
  • Master of Public Health
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • School of Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychology
  • School of Social Work
  • Sports Medicine & Athletic Training

The departments offer 16 baccalaureate programs and 15 Master’s programs (all including certificates) and 4 professional doctorates. The nearly 163 full-time faculty teach a sizable number of courses in the University’s general education curriculum. Additional information may be found at

Specialized facilities include an excellent electron microscopy suite, metabolic measurement equipment, motion analysis and gait analysis systems, a balance master, biomedical laboratories, state of the art nursing simulation laboratories, and speech-language and audiology testing equipment. In 2012, the McQueary Health Sciences Hall opened a 5,000 square foot second wing expansion to the Physical Therapy building. In 2015, the O'Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Center opened to provide additional space for the rapidly expanding health science programs. We will be adding a third wing in 2019. This facility includes a multidisciplinary health clinic, skills laboratories, offices, and classrooms for the occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, nurse anesthesia, and nursing programs. The Professional Building is home to four MCHHS academic units plus an open access computer laboratory facility and the Speech-Language Hearing Clinic, both located on the first floor. Additional MCHHS academic programs are housed in Hill Hall, Pummill Hall, McDonald Hall and Arena, and Kings Street Annex.

About the University: 

Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons while guided by three overarching and enduring commitments to student learning, inclusive excellence and institutional impact. The University's identity is distinguished by its statewide mission in public affairs, requiring a campus-wide commitment to foster competence and responsibility in the common vocation of citizenship. The academic experience is grounded in a general education curriculum which draws heavily from the liberal arts and sciences. This foundation provides the basis for mastery of disciplinary and professional studies. It also provides essential forums in which students develop the capacity to make well-informed, independent critical judgments about the cultures, values, and institutions in society.

About the Area:

Springfield is the third-largest city in Missouri with a metropolitan population of more than 500,000. It is noted for its thriving economy, excellent schools, superior health care facilities, beautiful neighborhoods, active arts community, exciting entertainment scene, temperate climate, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Located in the southwest region of the state, Springfield is surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Ozarks hills, streams, and lakes. Springfield is ranked among the 100 Best Communities for young people, is in the top 40 cities for quality of life and is home to two top 100 integrated health systems in the nation. For more information about the City of Springfield, please visit

To apply, provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of vision of leadership, and the names and contact information for three professional references at

For questions on the position, please contact: Jennifer Muller at

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review will begin immediately.

Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/minority/female/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity employer and institution. We encourage applications from all interested minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and sexual orientation/gender identity.

Employment will require a criminal background check at University Expense.